Yoga Ashram

March

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"Step out of the city for a few days to relax and enjoy a daily yoga program in nature" 

If a weekend retreat is not possible a Personal Retreat time out can be taken at any time for as many days as required. 

A Gift Voucher is a wonderful gift for your yoga friend or friend.  

Arrival for Weekend Retreats  
Fri 2pm or before 5pm - Sun 2pm
Sat 9am - Sun 2pm
Day Option Sat 9am to 9pm

Your First Yoga Ashram Retreat: A Yoga Relax Retreat

04 - 05 Mar    $195 Enrol
04 - 05 Mar    $332 Satya Enrol (15% dis - double enrolment)

Arrive at 9am to begin your retreat with a yoga class & yoga nidra - relaxation experience and much more to enhance your life through yoga.

Come and experience your first yoga ashram retreat 

You may have heard about the Rocklyn Ashram but feel a little challenged in not knowing what an Ashram can offer.

The Rocklyn Ashram is situated in the depths of the Wombat State Forest and offers a quiet, digital free Saturday to Sunday experience of deep rest for the body, mind and emotions. 

A practical program of yoga including postures, breathing practices, chanting and lifestyle is presented to give an overview of the depth and wisdom of yoga for everyday life for balance and inner peace – joyful living. 


Yoga & Meditation

Gain a deeper understanding of:
Prana - life force
& the Koshas - vital pranic sheaths

03 - 05 Mar     $285 Enrol
04 - 05 Mar     $215 Enrol
03 - 05 Mar     $456 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

 


Tools for Life - one month Bhagavad Gita & Ashram Life


The Bhagavad Gita is a complete toolkit to help reassess the mind and lifestyle.

03 - 31 Mar    $900 Enrol  (includes text books)

The Bhagavad Gita is concerned with developing attitudes to life situations which give us immunity from ups and downs that may sometimes engulf us.

This course, supported and integrated into the ashram lifestyle, will cultivate attitudes and philosophies from the Bhagavad Gita to maintain an ongoing dynamic and uplifting lifestyle with self resilience and vision.

Prior yoga and ashram experience is not necessary but helpful. 


 


The Art of Mindful Living Retreat - with Melli O’Brien, aka Australia's “Mrs. Mindfulness,”  Melli O'Brien 

10 - 13 Mar 

The art of mindful living retreat is a life-changing, three-day, deep immersion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn the practice of mindfulness and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life when you go back home.

More details can be found here:

Register now: The Art of Mindful Living Retreat

 

 

 

 


Yoga & Meditation 


 

Deepening your Practice

Building on Sitting Longer & Stronger

Level 3 meditation practices

17 - 19 Mar     $285 Enrol
18 - 19 Mar     $215 Enrol
17 - 19 Mar     $456 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

 


Level 3 will focus on: 

  • Chakra Shuddhi - harmonising the chakras 
  • Yoga postures to sustain sitting longer & stronger 
  • Deeper concentration on the practice of pranayama
  • Achieving the discipline needed for extended stillness & focus
  • Cultivating the witness aspect
  • Review of Antar Mouna Meditation stages 1, 2 & 3 becoming the observer

The benefits of a regular practice of yoga & meditation is summarized as living consciously to experience a joyful way of living. It helps us manage our stress levels, improves the quality of our relationships, and enables us to access greater levels of clarity, insight, and focus.

Commitments

  • Set a Sankalpa or intention for regularity, commitment & sincerity to include 20mins of meditation daily
  • Make sure your practice is truly your time without any interruptions
  • Practice before sunrise and set aside time for meditation in the evening
  • Make sure your dedicated practice space is fresh and clean
  • Refrain from picking up the phone and connecting with the world for at least 1/2hr after your practice
  • And don’t leave your home in a rush
  • Cultivate Living Consciously as a way of life 

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

 

17 - 19 Mar Enrol
18 - 19 Mar Enrol

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 17th or by 8.45am on the 18th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30 on the 19th.

 

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment Weekend - learning to be present: dynamic participation in the lifestyle of the Ashram as Karma Yoga – the yoga of mindful service and sharing of skills.  Participation in either the organic veggie garden or other interesting environmental projects is an exchange for all yoga classes, yummy garden produce food and standard accommodation. 


Yoga & Meditation Retreat for the Meditating Gardener with Sw. Premshakti 

24 - 26 Mar     $285 Enrol
25 - 26 Mar     $215 Enrol
24 - 26 Mar     $456 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

Includes the Ashram Vegetarian Recipe Booklet 

Strengthen body and mind through practices of yoga and meditation to increase your knowledge of   nature and the importance of flowing with it through the seasons in the garden.

 

Enjoy meditating in the garden and practical sessions of gardening.

You will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions from experienced gardeners.


Hatha Yoga Cleansing Practices 

 

24 - 26 Mar     $300 Enrol
To be attended in full 

If you have been practicing yoga postures for some time and wish to deepen your practice the hatha yoga cleansing practices may be of interest to you.

 

Shatkarmas Include:

  • Laghoo Shankaprakshalana - intestinal wash - Asana - 6 postures 
  • Kunjal kriya - stomach wash
  • Jala Neti - nasal cleansing
  • Trataka - concentrated gazing
  • Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation
  • Bhramari & Full Yogic Breath - pranayama - breathing techniques
  • Yoga Health Management - Yoga as a lifestyle for mental and physical health and wellness 

Many people initially find yoga through the physical postures and may be surprised to discover that hatha yoga is one of several angas or branches of yoga. Hatha yoga was traditionally composed of the shatkarmas (six actions) to cleanse the physical body of the three impurities of phlegm, bile and wind and purify the pranic network of nadis in order to awaken dormant spiritual potential.

The cleansing practices are offered at Rocklyn Ashram in March at the time of the transition between the seasons to help the body adjust to the new seasons energy and qualities. The aim of yoga is to balance, harmonize and integrate the entire human personality, head heart and hands.

The autumn equinox signals a time of transition from outward engagement (harvesting and celebration of thanksgiving) to inner reflection with the coming of the winter months.

The hatha yoga cleansing retreat will be a weekend of simple practices including the shatkarmas, asana, pranayama, yoga nidra-deep relaxation, meditation and other regular ashram practice such as havan, kirtan and mantra chanting.

The program will allow time and space for periods of silence, personal reflection and self-study.


Power of Awareness: Nine Day Meditation Retreat 
with Sw. Anandakumar

31 Mar - 09 Apr     $950 Enrol
31 Mar - 09 Apr     $805 Enrol (early bird 15% discount - fully paid by 1st March)
31 Mar - 09 Apr     $1615 Enrol (double booking - 15% discount) 

More about Sw. Anandakumar

Power of Awareness Blog Site

Discover a new approach to meditation

Renowned meditation teacher Swami Anandakumar takes a fresh and direct approach to meditation which is effective for both the beginner and advanced practitioner. The combination of ancient yoga techniques with well-timed, intuitive guidance aimed at the modern mind helps each one to find their way to deeper levels of awareness through access to their own intuitive experience.

The only qualification you need is a desire to go into your own centre to find the stillness within and rediscover your own inner nature.  This new approach to meditation offers the ability to hear and listen to your own inner voice, learn to be comfortable with challenges that may arise, realise inner peace, happiness, clarity and gain perspective on your life.

  • The Focus is on Awareness in Meditation,

  • ​​What It Is,

  • How to Practice it Properly,

  • How To Maintain It,

  • What it can do for You,

  • ​The Benefits that can Accrue for You in Daily Life 

'Awareness is the constant in meditation. Awareness is being present, in this moment, and there are delightful ways to be present. Awareness is seeing things equally, undivided by opinion and self-appraisal. Awareness is becoming free from the demands of the mind and seeing yourself in a new way. Awareness can be always with you.'  
Swami Anandakumar


Living Consciously Retreat 

1 week     $250 Enrol
1 week to 1 month
15% discount for Health Care Card Holders
No further discounts apply
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm

Intakes all year

Course Overview
Daily Timetable


This retreat is for those who are young, or young at heart, dynamic and wish to sustain and cultivate a positive attitude towards life.

Included are twice daily group sessions discussing the subject of focus for the day, a review at the end of the day before meditation, and the experience of regular yoga classes.

During the Living Consciously program participants will discover, experience and analyse the methods by which yogic principles and practices can be applied in their daily lives.

"A great opportunity to rest my mind, reset patterns and to further commit to living consciously"

"Karma Yoga gave me the opportunity to observe and witness ones actions and reactions positively"

"Regular yoga practices both on and off the mat.  Beautiful, peaceful and natural environment for yoga and lifestyle"

"Just perfect - timeout, yoga, lifestyle, reviving, refreshing and an inspiring experience in a beautiful ashram setting"

"Format - open, flexible, well balanced with practical & theory based sessions.  Creative approach to developing a yogic lifestyle"​

"Karma Yoga - participation in the duties of the ashram life gave me a point of focus" 


Mindful Yoga Lifestyle Retreat 

5 nights     $495 Enrol
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $595 Enrol
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm

Intakes all year

Daily Timetable
Course Overview


A Mindful Lifestyle Retreat differs a little from the Living Consciously program in that extra time is allocated after lunch to deepen relaxation and reclaim inner balance and direction during your personal retreat. Course material and group meetings are consistent with the Living Consciously concept of mindfulness.

What was beneficial about the retreat?

  • Yoga Nidra, the daily topic to witness and reflect on and the balance of all the yogas including Karma Yoga were highlights in my life changing experience. 
  • Wonderful. It is one of the most peaceful settings I've had the privilege to be in. I am inspired.  
  • Location, affordability & ethos
  • Group sessions. Complete toolkit to help re-assess your mind/lifestyle

During the Mindfulness Lifestyle Retreats program participants will discover, experience and analyse the methods by which yogic principles and practices can be applied in their daily lives.


Feel Great Breaks Yoga Retreat


A 4 day Yoga Retreat

Fee  $400

06 - 09 Mar Enrol
13 - 16 Mar Enrol
20 - 23 Mar Enrol

Arrive 10.30am in time for Yoga Nidra - relaxation

This 4 day Yoga Retreat is part of a 1 month course of living consciously. 

On completion of week 1, weeks 2, 3 & 4 can be undertaken at your own leisure.  

 


The retreat supports personal time and space to re assess if we are focusing on what is important to us in life, and if we are creatively balancing our spiritual and worldly health and wellbeing effectively. 

This special Yoga Retreat program includes: yoga postures, breathing techniques, yoga nidra – relaxation, meditation, focused action in the lifestyle, and twice daily group discussions on subjects of awareness from the text
eBook Yoga With Attitude

One is encouraged to make notes or keep a spiritual diary throughout the retreat.  At the end of your retreat take some time to re assess in the following way:

  • What insights have been gained throughout the retreat to support health & wellbeing effectively
  • How do you intend to apply and consolidate in a practical ongoing way the benefits and insights gained during your retreat 
  • What challenges were met and how did you respond to them - responses and reactions 


Day Visits 

 

Saturday Yoga Day & Kirtan 

Sat 18 Mar     $70  Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, operated by Yoga Association of Victoria Inc. as an autonomous entity,
remains committed to the tradition of Satyananda Yoga and continues the teachings under
the banner of Satyananda Yoga by arrangement with the IYFM.